Mary Jane Copps

Mary Jane Copps is a Halifax-based writer, editor and business communications consultant. She honed her editing skills as a journalist in the 1980s, working for The Globe & Mail and as both journalist and editor for Maclean Hunter. She worked with Barbara Blouin as a copy editor the 2002 book, Labours of Love, and she continually provides editing assistance to her clients for their magazine articles, newsletters, blogs and manuscripts. Mary Jane also volunteers her expertise in manuscript evaluation and critique for several Atlantic Canada writing competitions and awards. Through her company, The Phone Lady, Mary Jane is a sought-after speaker and instructor on effective business telephone communication. Her title The Phone Book – essential business development and career building skills through effective telephone communication – will be published by Boularderie Island Press in the spring of 2015.

Editing Services

  • Substantive
  • Copyediting


  • Non-Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Short Story Collections